1989 is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Taylor Swift. It was released on October 27, 2014 through Big Machine Records. 1989 is a pop album that was described by Swift herself as her "first documented official pop album." Swift began preparing for the album during the same year that Red was released, and during a significant amount of media scrutiny. Over the course of the two-year songwriting period, she primarily collaborated with producers Max Martin and Shellback—Martin served as the album's executive producer alongside Swift. The album's title was inspired by the pop-music scene of Swift's birth year, and its musical content represents a stylistic departure from the country pop of her previous albums. More: en.wikipedia.org.